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  • SQL Server Engine Tips

    Renaming logins in SQL Server 2005...

    Did you know that SQL Server 2005 supports renaming logins? This can be done via ALTER LOGIN statement. I posted a sample about renaming sa login and disabling it before. But it is probably not obvious if you can do it for all logins. Ex: ALTER LOGIN...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Remove obnoxious MSDN keyword highlighting

    Disclaimer: This is more of an ugly hack than a tip, and not even the type that would be cool enough to make it into Visual Studio Hacks , but here goes... When you search the MSDN local help it has a nasty behavior of making all your search terms indelibly...
  • Musings on Data

    Using Active Directory Groups with Reporting Services

    I have received several questions from customers, the latest in a conference call today, wondering how Reporting Services works with Active Directory groups The question goes along the lines - How do I configure Reporting Services to use Active Directory...
  • Galex's Edge Events

    Content models and complex types

    Today, I want to a little about how content models are defined in complex types. These are important concepts in not only creating schemas and instances that are valid against the schemas, but will also help in understanding static typing and static typing...
  • Angry Richard's WebLog

    DataCollection at the Global Level

    If you are using the DataCollection API (either from native, by linking agains VSPerf.lib, or from managed, by importing Microsoft.VisualStudio.Profiler.dll), and wish to enable or disable collection at the global level, you must pass CurrentId for the...
  • TS Tidbits

    We want your "Windows Server Feedback"!

    Help us improve Windows Server by providing us with your suggestions and ideas. All feedback submitted will be sent to the Windows Server Development Team for review and analysis. Your ideas can impact Windows Server in many ways, and might even be incorporated...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Job Available on the CLR Documentation Team!

    We get a lot of suggestions on how to improve our documentation. it's certainly an area we take seriously, and plan on investing a lot of time and effort in in the upcoming releases of the .NET Framework. There's an opportunity to be a part of this...
  • MSDN & TechNet Search Blog

    principles in action

    J a kob Nielson is telling me that our filtered search may cause usability problems... I am not convinced, but I think we need to take it into account and plan to simplify the UI as much as possible. Let me know what you think.
  • Windows CE Networking Team WebLog

    Windows CE Server components released for Windows Mobile!

    There are a few popular (and extremely cool!) server components from Windows CE 5.0 that you can download and install on Windows Mobile 5.0: the Web Server, UPnP Device, UPnP Control Point, MSMQ and the PNRP service. Since a large number of CE OS components...
  • MSDN & TechNet Search Blog

    As if RSS is news...

    An interesting article on Google's new RSS reader. I found the article courtesy of Tom Peters.
  • Outside The Cube

    "Self-Managing Dynamic Systems" stuff...

    Ties in to the previous virtualization announcement... You'll be hearing more from MS on SMDS in the future ;-) Updates to the Dynamic Systems Initiative, Virtual Server, and Windows Server System web sites went live with morning in sync with Microsoft...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    How To: Write a custom logger for MSBuild

    This question came across the internal conversion alias this morning: Is there a way to send errors to STDERROR? This simple little question provides a nice lead-in to a blog entry about custom loggers, so here we go :) Whenever something...
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